Summer events

The Museum lift will be unavailable to use until the end of August.
We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause, the lift is undergoing essential maintenance and improvements during this time.

Pre historic poo! Coprolite
Every day
Free
Find out more about the museums coprolites (fossil poo) and follow the poo trail round the museum. Pick up your copy from the front desk.

Don't forget to check out whats on at the other University of Cambridge Museums over the summer.
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We are keen to find out what you think of your Summer at the Museums experience. Feedback from families is very important in helping us improve our offer and we would be very grateful if you could spare some time to complete an online survey. It should only take 3-5 minutes to complete and all completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher.

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed

 


For most people, the idea of finding old poo is disgusting, and the idea of dissecting it and sorting through it is even worse! Unless of course you’re a child of a certain age and the poo in question is dinosaur poo.





One of the questions most frequently asked by visitors to the Sedgwick Museum is what exactly are fossils and how do they form? This question also fascinated Agostino Scilla (1629-1700); an artist who lived in the Sicilian town of Messina during the 1600s. Scilla attempted to answer this question in his book La vana speculazione disingannata dal senso (Vain Speculation Undeceived by Sense), published in Naples in 1670.